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Defrauded Borrowers Sue U.S. Department of Education Contractor for Seizing Funds While They Wait in Limbo for Borrower Defense Relief 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the complaint  Boston- The National Consumer Law Center, Justice Catalyst Law, and Flitter Milz, P.C. today served Maximus Federal Services, Inc. (Maximus) with a class action lawsuit, alleging that the company is engaging in illegal collection activity [...]

Defrauded Borrowers Sue U.S. Department of Education Contractor for Seizing Funds While They Wait in Limbo for Borrower Defense Relief 2020-02-12T14:58:47-05:00

Cruel Cuts for Struggling Families in the President’s Proposed FY21 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact:  Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Trump again calls for elimination of Legal Services Corp and home energy assistance; supports drastic cuts and changes to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Washington - President Trump’s proposed budget  once again seeks to eliminate funding for programs that have bipartisan support and [...]

Cruel Cuts for Struggling Families in the President’s Proposed FY21 Budget2020-02-10T15:44:38-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose FDIC Rent-a-Bank Payday Proposal that Would Sidestep State Interest Rate Caps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2020 National Consumer Law Center and Center for Responsible Lending Experts to Testify in Rent-a-Bank Hearing before U.S. House Today at 10am ET Washington, D.C. – Eleven national consumer and civil-rights groups submitted a comment letter late yesterday to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) strongly opposing the federal banking [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose FDIC Rent-a-Bank Payday Proposal that Would Sidestep State Interest Rate Caps2020-02-05T15:38:08-05:00

​Statement Regarding CFPB and U.S. Department of Education MOU on Handling Student Loan Borrower Complaints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 4, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released the following statement on yesterday’s announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of [...]

​Statement Regarding CFPB and U.S. Department of Education MOU on Handling Student Loan Borrower Complaints2020-02-04T15:04:33-05:00

2020 Tax Season: More Delays and Higher Costs for Struggling Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), Michael Best (mbest@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 READ the full report, including a list of resources and free tax preparation resources for taxpayers. Boston - As tax filing season begins, advocates from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) [...]

2020 Tax Season: More Delays and Higher Costs for Struggling Taxpayers2020-01-30T17:01:39-05:00

Report Assesses the Value of Smart Thermostats in Low-Income Weatherization Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) (617) 542-8010 or Karen Lusson (klusson@nclc.org) (708) 469-7567. Download the full report The National Consumer Law Center Finds that Customer Behavior is Key to Success Boston – Smart thermostats are promoted as a measure to produce substantial household energy savings and [...]

Report Assesses the Value of Smart Thermostats in Low-Income Weatherization Programs2020-01-30T12:49:51-05:00

Consumer Advocates Praise Passage of Landmark Bill in U.S. House to Reform Credit Reporting Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org). (617) 542-8010 Boston – National Consumer Law Center advocates (NCLC) applaud last night’s passage of the Comprehensive CREDIT (Credit Reporting Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency) Act of 2020 (H.R. 3621) by the U.S. House of Representatives. [...]

Consumer Advocates Praise Passage of Landmark Bill in U.S. House to Reform Credit Reporting Industry2020-01-30T10:29:44-05:00

Advocates Decry Consumer Agency’s Narrowing of Abusive Standards Which Will Protect Dishonest Businesses Instead of Cheated Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2020 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a policy statement limiting the circumstances under which it will act to protect consumers when companies engage in abusive practices. “The CFPB’s new abusive policy limits the protection of consumers in ways Congress did not intend, curbs the [...]

Advocates Decry Consumer Agency’s Narrowing of Abusive Standards Which Will Protect Dishonest Businesses Instead of Cheated Consumers2020-01-24T16:02:14-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Urge Federal Banking Regulator to Stop Rent-a-Bank Payday Loan Schemes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2020 Groups Strongly Oppose OCC Proposal that Would Bypass State Rate Caps to Allow High-Cost Predatory Loans Washington, D.C. – The Center for Responsible Lending, National Consumer Law Center,  Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, Americans for Financial Reform, Consumer Federation [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Urge Federal Banking Regulator to Stop Rent-a-Bank Payday Loan Schemes2020-01-22T09:49:53-05:00

Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Abby Shafroth (ashafroth@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston – Today, National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the 2019 Borrower Defense to Repayment rule issued by the U.S. Department of [...]

Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures2020-01-16T11:57:23-05:00